Here we are: having a different kind of Easter for the second year in a row.
We’ve been through a lot this last year, and at some point or another, we’ve probably all borrowed these words from Jesus:
My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”
Except these words aren’t original to Jesus.
He’s actually quoting King David in Psalm 22.
For the Jewish audience, Jesus was calling to mind the entire Psalm, not just the one verse plucked from context as often happens in a Christian context.
So as we celebrate our second Easter safe at home, let’s reflect together on these words of David and of Jesus.
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